Word:

B

Pronunciation:
1.is the second letter of the English alphabet. (See Guide to Pronunciation, 196, 220.) It is etymologically related to p, v, f, w, and m, letters representing sounds having a close organic affinity to its own sound; as in Eng. bursar and purser; Eng. bear and Lat. ferre; Eng. silver and Ger. silber; Lat. cubitum and It. gomito; Eng. seven, Anglo-Saxon seofon, Ger. sieben, Lat. septem, Gr."epta`, Sanskrit saptan. The form of letter B is Roman, from the Greek B (Beta), of Semitic origin. The small b was formed by gradual change from the capital B.
Noun1.B - the blood group whose red cells carry the B antigen
Synonyms: group B, type B
2.BB - aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil
Synonyms: Bacilli, Bacillus
3.B - originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
4.B - a trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder
5.B - a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels
Synonyms: bel
6.b - (physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter
Synonyms: barn
7.B - the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet
1.B - byte.
2.(language)B - A systems language written by Ken Thompson in 1970 mostly for his own use under Unix on the PDP-11. B was later improved by Kerninghan(?) and Ritchie to produce C. B was used as the systems language on Honeywell's GCOS-3.

B was, according to Ken, greatly influenced by BCPL, but the name B had nothing to do with BCPL. B was in fact a revision of an earlier language, bon, named after Ken Thompson's wife, Bonnie.

["The Programming Language B", S.C. Johnson & B.W. Kernighan, CS TR 8, Bell Labs (Jan 1973)].

3.b - bit or maybe byte (B).
adermin, aneurin, antiberiberi factor, antipernicious anemia factor, B complex, B vitamin, B-complex vitamin, biotin, choline, cobalamin, cyanocobalamin, folacin, folate, folic acid, hepatoflavin, inositol, lactoflavin, niacin, nicotinic acid, ovoflavin, pantothen, pantothenic acid, pteroylglutamic acid, pteroylmonoglutamic acid, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine, pyridoxine, riboflavin, thiamin, thiamine, vitamin B, vitamin B complex, vitamin B1, vitamin B12, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin Bc, vitamin G, vitamin H, vitamin M, water-soluble vitamin
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azure aster
Azure stone
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azygos
azygos vein
Azygous
azygous vein
Azym
azymia
Azymic
Azymite
Azymous
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B battery
B cell
B complex
B horizon
B lymphocyte
B vitamin
B-0
B-52
B-CDMA
B-complex vitamin
B-flat clarinet
B-girl
B-HLI
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B-ICI
B-ISDN
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